Terms of Reference [Free Template]

Girl's Guide to PM

This month’s free project management template is a Terms of Reference document. You could use this terms of reference (Word docx) to define almost anything: the remit of your school parent teacher association, the terms for a client project. It must be time for a new template!

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Quick Reference Cards in 2020

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2020, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read.

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Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation

Leading Agile

In this clip from TriAgile 2019, Mike Cottmeyer is explaining the difference between Reference Architecture and Reference Implementation and why understanding the base patterns of Agility are so important to the success of your Agile Transformation. Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation Transcript. The reference architecture holds universally. The reference implementation is what is negotiable.

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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

Green Project Management

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. The post Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline.

Quick Reference Cards in 2019

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2019, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read. Portfolio Management, a practical guide. How to survive the organizational revolution. Brave new work (English). Brave new work (Dutch). Exponential organizations (English).

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Reference Class Forecasting

Herding Cats

The reference class estimating process is part of that skill and experience. The mechanics of household goods has a reference class parameter for the size of 33,000 pounds. Our long time friends have moved to our neighborhood here in Colorado. Their moving van arrived today. We brought coffee to them while their old house was being unloaded into the new house. Talking with the moving van owner, he started telling stories about estimating the load in pounds.

Understanding Absolute Cell Reference: Using Excel for Budgets and Calculations


One concept you’ll have to understand is how to use cell references, including the difference between relative and absolute cell references. What Are Cell References in Excel? In an Excel spreadsheet, a cell reference specifies an individual cell or a range of cells that is to be included in a formula. In contrast, the definition of absolute cell reference is one that does not change when it’s moved, copied or filled.

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Three Keys to Project Work During the Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak – References

Green Project Management

Providing these references can also take up a lot of space and distract from the blog post. The post Three Keys to Project Work During the Worldwide Coronavirus Outbreak – References appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. GPM Global is dedicated to ensuring that our posts are transparent and fact based from sources that can be trusted.

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Asking For A Remote Work Policy? Pro Tips And Trends Of The Year To Reference


Remote work is growing in popularity, and more and more companies are adopting the mentality and practices of hybrid teams : Offering employees the option to work from the office, remotely, or alternate between the two. Working remotely is not only comfortable (can you say no commute?) but it also provides flexible hours, more ability to focus, and opens opportunities for people around the world to find interesting work regardless of their location. Productivity

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Refer a Friend for PMP Prep and You Both Get a Free 60 PDUs Package

Brad Egeland

Refer a Friend for Cheetah's Accelerated PMP Class and You Both Get the 60 PDU Package Is it time for you or someone you know to become a Project Management Professional? Use the promotion code "ReferAFriendPMP" and you both get the follow-on 60 PDU package at no cost. An $850 value! You need to earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain your PMP). Classroom, Virtual or Online Programs. Cross the finish line and become PMP certified, CHEETAH FAST.

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Swift Navigation utilizes Sitetracker to manage the global expansion of its network of reference stations


The post Swift Navigation utilizes Sitetracker to manage the global expansion of its network of reference stations appeared first on Sitetracker. Posted on PR Newswire.

PMI Books24x7 (eReads and Reference) is Dead

Deep Fried Brain

For the past few days, PMI's Books24x7 site has been down. The website says "We're Sorry - PMI.org will be back soon." " This website used to provide more than 250 project management. Books PMI PMI Membership

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PMI Updates PMI-RMP Exam

Project Risk Coach

The new ECO includes: Exam Content Outline Domains, Tasks and Enablers PMI-RMP Application Process and Eligibility PMI-RMP Examination Information Reference Materials How to Apply for the PMI-RMP Pilot Exam PMI started accepting candidates for the pilot exam on October 6, 2021.

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The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Surprisingly, PMI continues to reference the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management (2009) which may be accessed here. Here is a complete Reference List. The answer I received was the Sixth and Seventh Editions are good references to study for the exam.

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Agile for Non-IT Projects

International Institute for Learning

Define “Working Product or Service” can be used to refer to any deliverable that is produced by the project and brings value to the customer. By Mohamed Khalifa. Project Management Consultant, Coach & PMI Authorized Instructor. PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, OPM3, CDA.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

But referring to Pillar #1, where project managers are now responsible for managing strategic projects, new skills may be necessary. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). The landscape for project management changes almost every year.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

In DA we use the term value to refer to both customer and business value. References. By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices.

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Chess and Business Strategy

International Institute for Learning

Therefore, from a business point of view, this fits well when we refer to a duopoly. References. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. Undoubtedly the chess game is fascinating because it implies deep thinking, strategy, and prediction ability. It is often seen analogous to a business strategy.

How to boost your career with simple time allocation tricks

International Institute for Learning

Also known as the Paretto principle named after Italian economist Vilfredo Paretto, Law of the vital few, or principle of factor sparsity, you will find references to this concept in most management books as it is a key concept of productivity.

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Why ask for accountability when what we really need is ownership?

Kiron Bondale

When you hear an executive say “ We need to hold our people accountable “, they are rarely referring to rewarding staff for a job well done. Just as we shouldn’t refer to people as “resources” why not use ownership in place of accountability?

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Culture makes or breaks your agile transition

Henny Portman

In this article I explain what I mean with culture, I make some references to books or articles explaining culture and I make a reference to my Bird’s eye view on the agile forest and elaborate on the, what I call, culture targeted frameworks or ways of working.

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How to Actually Close a Project

Project Risk Coach

Capture your answers in a Lessons Learned document for future reference. Plus, you and others will be able to refer to the archived documentation when needed. If you are like most project managers, you are managing several projects.

6 Practical Ways to Actually Improve Your Cost Management

Project Risk Coach

Furthermore, you may wish to set aside some money for the risks that no one knows about , sometimes referred to as unknown, unknown risks. Think about it for a minute – what have you done in the last six months to improve your cost management? How many of your projects came in over budget?

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

You might also here artifacts referred to as templates, documents, outputs or deliverables, but in all cases they relate to the work of managing the project, not the thing you are creating as the output of the project.

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How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Project Risk Coach

Documenting the lessons learned is one thing – you’ve now got them in your log so you can refer back to it if necessary. It only works if you have a lessons learned log to refer to! This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. So you’ve got a problem.

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What Is Contract Administration? Key Practices and Processes


into a written form that is easy to understand and refer back to. This means no more jumping between different tabs and windows to refer back to key documents and correspondences.

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Calculating Estimate at Completion (EAC)


This term refers to the practice of estimating a project budget during the project’s life. For this reason, it is often referred to as a “project forecasting tool”. These two terms are often mixed up, because they both refer to estimates on some aspect of a project budget.

The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute for Learning

Each question on the PMP Exam is tracked to at least two academic references (which PMI does not reveal) and to the Outline. Supplemental readings and reference materials. LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL . In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam.

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The project balance sheet -- not for accountants!

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here? First, the business and the project; but. Risk Management

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5 Free Project Report Templates (Weekly Status Report Included)


Keeping a running list with this risk register template turns risks into references for the future. Remember, a project report template is supposed to be a point of reference for project managers experiencing changes in future projects.

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A Different Kind of Project

Project Risk Coach

Track your hours for future reference If you want to improve your estimating of future projects, track your hours. Life is filled with new adventures and experiences. Remember the first time you rode a bike, climbed a tree, or took a job.

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The Best PMP Exam Simulators for 2021

Girl's Guide to PM

References provided. I think that comes from the detailed explanations and references and the realistic exam environment. References provided. No references provided. Yes, and references.

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Do your team members feel unsafe to lead?

Kiron Bondale

What was very surprising to me is that the authors never made any explicit references to psychological safety, and yet that is an effective vaccine to prevent these ailments.

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What is the Management Reserve for Project Budgets?

Project Risk Coach

Why Reserves are Needed During the course of a project, you and your project team identify risks which are referred to as known/unknown risks. Have you ever run out of money for a project? Unforeseen risks knock at your door.

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8 Free Excel Construction Templates


Our construction daily report template allows you to track activity and record it for future reference. This creates a messy collection of information, rather than a clear-cut record to reference. Any construction project, no matter the size or scope, requires a wide range of documents.

What is Level of Effort (LOE)? Plus, 5 Tips for Effort Estimation


Level of effort (LOE) is a project management term that refers to a specific type of project activity called support activities. Now the entire team can reference this when approaching tasks, and the project manager can see tasks from a different viewpoint.

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How to Use a Project Decision Log

Girl's Guide to PM

Your supporting information could be slides, a proposal document, a reference to the risk log or issue log, or change analysis, or anything else that backs up why you agreed that particular thing at that particular time. What is a decision log?

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute for Learning

References: . [1]. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. . Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. The conquered market shares can rapidly disappear or drastically be reduced. The only way is to keep pace, to be reactive and introduce new solutions, ideally before their competitors. It is worth quoting a sentence of the father of the Open Innovation concept, Henry Chesbrough: “Most innovation fails. And companies that don’t innovate die” [1].

Editor’s Choice Awards

Henny Portman

Editor’s Choice Awards are selected each year by the Managing Editor of the PMWJ based on perceived importance to the project management field, perceived value or usefulness to readers, and quality of the writing, topic coverage and references.

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